Our Mission - First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) at Salida
First Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ)
Primera Iglesia Cristiana Hispana
(Discípulos de Cristo)
302 East 4th Street, P. O. Box 984
Salida, CO 81201-0984
We seek to be a Faithful, Growing C hurch that
demonstrates True Community, Deep Christian
Spirituality and Passion for Justice
-- See Micah 6.8
Our goal is to be and to share the Good News of
Jesus Christ, Witnessing, Loving, and Serving
from our doorsteps "to the ends of the earth" -Acts 1.8
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Email: [email protected]
Published early each Month
Weekly Church Schedule
Call the church at (719) 539-2388
Sundays Services in Sanctuary
& Martha Cox
26-Mike & Lynda Travis
11:00 AM SERVICE IN SANCTUARY
Following Fellowship and Coffee in the
Friday, September 16 @6:00 PM
Free Movie & Popcorn
Shera Ortiz, Volunteer Secretary
The Women’s Ministry has taken on two big
projects. The first is a coat drive scheduled for
the 5 Saturdays in October. By then folks will be
needing nice warm coats for the weather we
have here. We will be collecting gently used,
clean coats and sweaters from our church and
from the community for 3 Saturdays. The next
two Saturdays we will be distributing these coats
to those who need them. We have some
volunteers and will need more to inspect and sort
them. We’ll need some help from the guys to get
our coat racks in place. This will be a great
blessing for our community. We can all help.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
9:00 AM -12:00 Noon
In spiritual emergencies, please call the
church (719) 539-2388.
If no answer you may call
Pastor Néstor Gómez
(720) 393-0174. Thank you.
The second project is our sale at the county barn
on December 3rd. Think about what you could
make that is special, pecan pies, fudge. Jim
Barnett has made us a set of mining cars
complete with two miners. Guys, you can help,
too. We look forward to a great sale.
PRAYER MINISTRY MEETS EVERY
THURS AT 9:00 A.M.
PLEASE KEEP HOWARD AND JOYCE IN
IF YOU HAVE ANY PRAYER REQUEST
PLEASE CALL THE CHURCH OFFICE NO
LATER THAN FRIDAY MORNING TO GET
THEM PUT IN THE BULLETIN.
Update on Louisiana Flooding and Fire in
As the waters begin to recede in parts of Southern Louisiana, and the damage of the floods
begins to be revealed, Week of Compassion continues to be in contact with Disciples in the
Baton Rouge area. 24 families from First Christian Church were affected by this flood,
including Howard’s niece and her husband. Grants have been given to help those families with
immediate needs. We will continue to provide support as clean-up begins and in long months
of recovery ahead. The best way to help now is to give money - it is not glamorous, but cash
can be turned quickly into buckets, soap, water, food, blankets, or gas and can help provide
necessary resources for clean-up or repairs.
The Blue Cut Fire is contained outside of San Bernardino, CA. Thankfully, improved weather
conditions have enabled firefighters to reach containment and mandatory evacuations are lifted.
The extent of the damage is widespread. 105 family homes were destroyed plus about 200
buildings. Week of Compassion is monitoring the situation and coordinating with the Pacific
Southwest Region and local congregations to provide relief and support the future recovery.
We invite you to keep the people of Louisiana and California in your prayers. Given the
severity of these disasters we encourage you to consider making a special gift to Week of
Compassion to support relief and recovery.
Through August, our series of sermons were focused on different paintings and sculptures
in the history of Christi
anity. Our topic was Experiencing God through Artist’s Eyes. I would like to share some
short reflections we have had.
On August 05, 2016, we welcomed some people from the
community to have fellowship, food and dancing. We learned how
to dance Salsa, Bachata, and Merengue.
TOWELS & WASHCLOTHS
We have been helping with
hygiene kits. These are the
items still needed.
TOOTHBRUSH WITH COVER
In the Michelangelo’s fresco The Creation of Adan, God extends his right arm to touch
Adam. This touch was the beginning of the human creation; a touch that breathes life to
Adam and to all human beings that inhabit this earth. If we watch the muscular and
twisting bodies of Adam and God, they are physically similar, which re-affirms the idea of
that men and women were created in the image of God. Yes, one of the main affirmations
of Christianity is that God is our Creator.
Bernini’s sculpture Habakkuk and the Angel shows how the little angel takes the prophet
by the crown of his head and carries him to Daniel, a Jewish exile in Babylon who has been
cast into a den of lions and needs food (Daniel 14: 36-39). Bernini wanted to show his art no
just an exhibition of a piece of cold marble with almost icy characters, but as a vivid
sculpture with emotional characters. He considered his abilities as a God-given gift, but
sadly, his right arm became paralyzed later in life. Benini was a fervent Christian who
loved God and represented through his art that passion sculpting many pieces with biblical
DISPOSABLE SHAVERS (2 PER
In the mural painting at the catacombs of Saints Pietro and Marcellino, Jesus Christ is
portrayed as the Good Shepherd in the tradition of the New Testament, who leads his
faithful flock towards the right path. The figure of Jesus as a guide of believers is recurrent
in early Christian iconography. The Good Shepherd appears with a Roman look and curly
hair as the first image of Christ, his symbol and his iconography. This fresco recalls the
parable of Jesus and the lost sheep in Luke 15.
Next month, September, we will be Experiencing God through His Creation.